OLTV: L’Hebdo Féminin

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On September 2, 2013, OLTV started a weekly women’s football segment called L’Hebdo Féminin. In the first episode they interviewed Olympique Lyonnais manager Patrice Lair and showed highlights of the first league match. Megan Rapinoe’s return later in the month was covered, as well as Lotta Schelin who was recently signed to a multi-year contract and is short listed for European player of the year. They even had a portion where he commented about about Sweden and England’s leagues took a look at CL standings. The interview portion took about fifteen minutes. I was very impressed with it and even more impressed when they acknowledged other leagues and standings.

After the interview they aired an entire match from last season. Hopefully they showed a prime match up just to launch the segment and next week will be a more recent match. Having timely access to this season’s games is why I was so interested in subscribing in the first place. Regardless, every Monday on tv and online they will have this segment and show a match which is pretty cool. These programs are archived online for later viewing.

It cost me just a little more than $6/mo to get access to this and the rest of the content. The video was crystal clear at regular size, but got pixelated when I went wide screen with it. It is all in French of course, but if you are used to football language quite a bit of it can be made out and access to the matches is the biggest draw anyway.

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Euro 2013

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I finally was able to catch a Euro 2013 match with it being the weekend. I’m cheering for Lotta and Sweden of course. Lotta is my favorite striker and she and the team did  poorly in their first outing but drop kicked Finland 5-0 with Lotta getting a brace.

A cool feature to Sweden’s coverage of the game is that online you can watch a Lotta-cam where it follows her around every game. I guess you get to see everything. Even the inevitable snot rockets. Anyhow, it is geoblocked so I couldn’t watch it, but here is part of Lotta-cam for her first goal and goal celebration dance with the team. And here is the same but with the regular camera angles.

Soccer season!

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It’s that time of year again! Soccer soccer soccer. Every time zone. Every level. I am following a few teams. Lyon obviously. Lotta is my favorite foreign player and she plays for them. They are kind of the Miami  Heat of women’s soccer, but whatevs. Lotta’s the Queen.

Tyreso in Sweden because Christen Press plays for them.

Then there is Euros coming up. I’m pulling for Sweden even though they are a long shot despite being host country.

Then we’ve got Hope Solo and Jessica Fishlock. US and Welsh NTers both playing in in the US domestic league for Seattle Reign. A little less glam than the others. Ok, a lot less glam. This league so far is ankle hacking and choppy streamed. Gotta start somewhere and it is the first season ever for this league.